Executive Talent Scout

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Apr 29, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

At Amgen, every challenge is an opportunity. And every opportunity brings the potential to change lives. Our shared mission-to serve patients-has driven our status as one of the world's preeminent biotechnology companies, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Leverage your high-level expertise to lead and forge partnerships that advance the biotechnical and biopharmaceutical science that can turn the tide of serious, life-interrupting illnesses.


What you will do

Let's do this. Let's change the world. In this vital role you will scout executive level talent for the enterprise. The Executive Talent Scout will report to the Lead, Executive Recruiting with dotted line to the Chief Human Resources Officer. In partnership with the Executive Team, Human Resources and other Talent Acquisition leaders, the Executive Scout will focus on gaining external talent insights, facilitating introductions of executive talent, produce industry or candidate research via requested project work, relationship build, and maintain an active source of competitive intelligence and industry knowledge.

  • Manage executive referrals from senior leadership team
  • Research industry thought leaders and other high potential executive talent
  • Develop and manage relationships with external talent over long term period
  • Provide valuable context and high level of engagement to potential talent as a company insider and culture ambassador through targeted outreach campaigns
  • Develop and maintain metrics to measure success in role and return on investment
  • Leverage data and analytics to provide market insights to business leaders
  • Stay up to date on latest industry trends, competitive company information and executive movement
  • Work with LinkedIn Recruiter, Workday, Smashfly and other database systems or tools for executive pipeline and talent data management
  • Leverage interactions with executive talent, their referrals and extended networks to prompt introductory or exploratory conversations with Amgen
  • Facilitate regular dialogue with key talent to address and identify their career aspirations


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The Executive Talent Scout we seek is a recruitment professional with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications
  • Doctorate degree OR
  • Master's degree and 2 years of research, scouting, recruiting, sourcing experience OR
  • Bachelor's degree and 4 years of research, scouting, recruiting, sourcing experience OR
  • Associate degree and 10 years of research, scouting, recruiting, sourcing experience OR
  • High school diploma / GED and 12 years of research, scouting, recruiting, sourcing experience

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 10+ years' experience in a research, scouting, recruiting or sourcing role focused on executive level positions
  • Retained executive search firm experience
  • Biotech or Pharmaceutical industry experience
  • Research or sourcing experience using various innovative strategies and technologies
  • Expertise in screening and vetting executive level talent
  • Executive presence, communication and presentation skills
  • Can gain trust and credibility quickly, maintains confidentiality and works with integrity
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and accommodate shifting priorities
  • Relationship builder with emotional intelligence and networking skills
  • Comfortable with ambiguity, self-motivated, persistent and drives for excellence
  • Attention to detail, organized and accountable for data management and tracking of talent in systems such as Smashfly or Workday
  • Team player, collaborative and open to learning new ways of working


What you can expect of us

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, so we work to care for our teammates' professional and personal growth and well-being.
  • Clear and disciplined strategic vision for the future that leverages superior-quality products, operational excellence and top-shelf-talent
  • Diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where teammates are empowered to bring ideas to the table and act
  • Generous Total Rewards Plan comprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefits

Our culture is what makes Amgen a special place to work. We have a powerful shared purpose around our mission - to serve patients. We respect one another, recognize contributions, and have embedded collaboration, trust, empowerment and inclusion in all that we do.

We equip all our staff members to live well-rounded, healthy lives. Most recently, Amgen added benefits for transgender employees and continues to pride itself on industry-leading, family-friendly offerings for families of all compositions.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider you without regard to your race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Join Us

If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.